BIG COZY CARDI by Andrea Mowry

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“In my opinion, every wardrobe needs a Big Cozy Cardi to pull on all year round! This cocoon cardi is full of texture and cozy to the max with its baby Suri alpaca collar! This sweater is worked from the bottom up with a small amount of seaming to create the armholes. The shawl collar and sleeve cuffs are then picked up and knit on to the body of the sweater.” -Andrea Mowry

DETAILS

SIZES
1 (2, 3, 4, 5)(6, 7, 8, 9)
#sizeinclusive

TO FIT A CHEST MEASUREMENT OF:
28-31 (32-35, 36-39, 40-43, 44-47)(48-51, 52-55, 56-59, 60-63)”/
71-79 (81-89, 91.5-99, 101.5-109, 111.5-119.5)(122-129.5, 132-139.5, 142-150, 152-160) cm
Sample shown in size 2 on a woman who is 5’5” tall with a 35”/89 cm chest and 39”/99 cm hip.

YARN REQUIREMENTS
These are just approximations. Total yarn usage will depend on the yarn you use (fiber content, ply, etc.), your personal gauge, and any modifications you may make.
MC (Body): Sport Weight Wool Blend (100 g/375 yds)
374 (393, 410, 429, 429)(446, 447, 464, 464) g
1402 (1473, 1538, 1606, 1606)(1671, 1674, 1739, 1739) yds
1282 (1347, 1406, 1469, 1469)(1528, 1531, 1590, 1590) m

CC (Collar): Lace Weight Suri Alpaca/Silk (50 g/328 yds)
90 (92, 95, 97, 97)(98, 98, 98, 98) g
585 (604, 623, 633, 633)(643, 643, 643, 643) yds
535 (552, 570, 579, 579)(588, 588, 588, 588) m

SUGGESTED YARN
For this sweater I chose a lovely wool blend of Cormo, Merino & Romney for the body of the sweater. This blend is soft, bouncy and woolly and I love how it showed off the textured stitch pattern. For the collar I wanted to the coziest yarn I could find, and this Suri Alpaca fit the bill to a T! 

Substitution Yarn :

Sandnes Garn Tove + Tynn Silk Mohair (note that this is not the yarn noted in the pattern; please always swatch to make sure you are getting the same gauge as the pattern requires). We would also suggest Tynn Peer Gynt + Brushed Alpakka; please reach out if you need any help or have questions!

Both are listed below so you can select the yarn you prefer.

SUGGESTED NEEDLES
Main Fabric: US 4/3.5 mm – 40”/100 cm circular

Collar & Ribbing: US 3/3.25 mm – 40”/100 cm circular and preferred needles for small circumference knitting.

(Use the needle size you need to achieve gauge.)

NOTIONS
Stitch markers (1 fixed, and multiple locking for help with spacing stitches to be picked up, including one plastic locking marker than can stay on during blocking), cable needle for bind off, tapestry needle

GAUGE
26 sts & 36 rows = 4”/10 cm

TECHNIQUES TO INDULGE IN
Twisted German Cast On
Knitting
Purling
Mattress Stitch for seaming
Cable Cast On
Picking up stitches
I-Cord Bind Off
2×2 Tubular Bind Off

YARN SUBSTITUTION IDEAS

Click here to be directed to a pdf with some yarn substitution ideas! These yarns have not all been tested, so we can not guarantee their outcome, but we do hope they provide a jumping off point for inspiration!

Ravelry Pattern Page – click HERE to purchase this pattern thru Ravelry and to take a peek at other knitters completed sweaters! *Please note that you must purchase your pattern on Ravelry if you want it stored in your Ravelry library!

Tove

TOVE contains 100% Norwegian wool. A sport weight yarn that is well suited for knitting and felting. If you want to felt sweaters, jackets and interiors such as blankets and pillows, you get the best result by knitting in TOVE.

Running length per. skein (50 gr) = about 160 meters/175 yds

The garment must be washed separately

No dryer

Sandnes Garn Tynn Silk Mohair

Tynn Silk Mohair is a soft and luxurious yarn blend made of the finest mohair, wool, and silk fibers. It is thin, lightweight, and goes a long way, making it perfect for creating airy and elegant garments. Using one or multiple strands of Tynn Silk Mohair will give you a plush and airy end product. It can also be used as an accompanying strand with other yarns to add a touch of luxury and structure to your garment.

**If a color is out of stock, please check out a comparable alpaca substitute: Alpakka Følgetråd

Tynn Silk Mohair contains 57% mohair, 15% wool and 28% silk.

Running length per 25 g skein = approx 212 m/232 yds

Swatch shows 24 stitches per 10 cm (4") for size 3 needle; 18 stitches per size 5 needle.

Wool 30 degrees Celcius

No bleach

No dryer

 

Tynn Peer Gynt [Fingering weight, 100% Norwegian Wool non-superwash]

A thinner version of our popular Peer Gynt yarn, made from 100% Norwegian wool! Thin Peer Gynt uses the same fiber but made in a different thickness;  Thin Peer Gynt is a 3-ply yarn and Peer Gynt a 4-ply yarn.

  • RUNNING LENGTH: APPROX. 205 METERS PER 50 GRAMS
  • NEEDLE SIZE: 3mm
  • KNITTING GAUGE: 27 STITCHES = 10 CM
  • RAW MATERIAL COMES FROM: NORWAY
Wool 30 degrees Ironing II Clean normally Do not tumble dry Dry flat

 

Børstet (Brushed) Alpakka

With its airy texture and light weight, Børstet Alpakka is the ideal choice for creating soft and comfortable garments that are perfect for all seasons. The brushed finish gives the yarn a fuzzy texture that adds an extra layer of softness to each stitch, making it a great choice for baby clothes, blankets, scarves, and hats.

96% brushed alpaca and 4% nylon.
Running length per 50 grams = about 110 meters/120 yds
Recommended wool detergent: Mild. The garment must be washed separately.

Swatch shows 16 stitches per 10 cm (4") for size 5 needle; 12 stitches per 10cm for size 7 needle.

 

Wool 30 degrees Celcius

No bleach

No dryer

Description

images (c) ANDREA MOWRY

Additional information

Tove

Weight 60.0 g
Tove Colors

Corn 2015, Yellow 2206, Burnt Sugar 2543, Autumn 3062, Old Pink 4023, Plum 4644, Dusty Purple 5052, Jeans Blue 6052

Sandnes Garn Tynn Silk Mohair

Weight 30.0 g
Thin Silk Mohair colors

Natural 1012, Putty 1015, Light Gray 1022, Black 1099, 1199 Salt & Pepper Tweed, Yellow Green 2024, Light Yellow 2101, Straw 2113, 2122 Yellow Moonstone, Ocher 2136, 2321 Marzipan, Almond 2511, 2534 Fudge, Burnt Sugar 2543, 2600 Greige Tweed, Orange 2727, Golden Brown 2755, Light Beige 3021, Light Acorn 3041, Pumpkin 3044, Dark Brown 3072, 3073 Chocolate, Hazelnut 3161, Powder Pink 3511, 3535 Lt Copper Brown, Dusty Plum Pink 3553, Rust 3554, 3800 Bristol Black, Orange 3818, Terracotta 3835, 3880 Dk. Chocholate, 4008 Poppy, Lt Sienna 4025, Peach Blossom 4033, Deep Wine Red 4054, Dusty Brown 4062, 4213 Blossom, Deep Red 4236, Dark Old Pink 4244, Pink 4303, Dusty Pink 4310, 4315 Bubblegum Pink, Rose 4323, Wine Red 4545, 4600 Jazzy Pink, Shocking Pink 4626, 4628 Magenta, Dusty Lilac 4631, 4632 Rose Lavender, 4672 Blackberry Juice, 4813 Pink Lilac, 5023 Lilac, Dusty Purple 5042, Purple 5043, Light Crocus 5214, 5235 Passionflower, 5535 Blue iris, Deep Marine 5581, Soft Blue 5835, Light Blue 6012, Sky Blue 6023, Dark Sky Blue 6042, 6044 Regatta Blue, Jolly Blue 6046, Deep Blue 6081, 6315 Turquoise, Ice Blue 6552, Petrol 6564, Steel Gray 6707, 7213 Blue Turquoise, 7281 Deep Petrol, 7720 Blue haze, Jolly Green Bean 8236, Dusty Light Green 8521, Deep Forest Green 8581, 8733 Spring Green, 9004 Lemon, Olive Green 9062, Dusty Olive Green 9071, 9080 Urban Chic, Lt Chinos Green 9822, Sunny Lime 9825, Olive Green 9850, Capers 9862

Tynn Peer Gynt [Fingering weight, 100% Norwegian Wool non-superwash]

Weight 60.0 g
Variant

White 1002, Lt Gray Heather 1021, 1034 Lt Gray w/ Natural Tweed, Gray Heather 1042, 1053 Dk Gray Heather, 1088 Smoke, Black 1099, 2016 Sunny Yellow, Moonstone 2122, Marsipan 2321, 2523 Natural Tweed, Oatmeal 2641, 2650 Gray Beige Heather, Medium Brown Heather 2652, 2655 Gray Beige Tweed, 3073 Chocolate, 3535 Lt Copper Brown, 3800 Bristol Black, Spicy Orange 3819, Dk Chocolate 3880, 4008 Poppy, 4018 Scarlet Red, 4213 Blossom, 4219 Red, 4236 Deep Red, 4315 Bubblegum Pink, 4600 Jazzy Pink, Pink Peony 4623, 4628 Magenta, 4632 Rose Lavender, Blackberry Soda 4672, 4813 Pink Lilac, 5023 Lilac, Lt Purple 5224, Blue Iris 5535, Marine 5575, Blue Hortensia 6032, 6044 Regatta Blue, Jolly Blue 6046, 6315 Turquoise, Blue Turquiose 7213, Deep Petrol 7281, Blue Haze 7720, Forest Green 8082, Jelly Bean Green 8236, 8733 Spring Green, 9004 Lemon, 9080 Urban Chic, Dk Green Heather 9572, Sunny Lime 9825

Børstet (Brushed) Alpakka

Weight 60.0 g
Borstet Colors

White 1001, Natural 1012, Porcelain 1014, Gray Heather 1042, Smoke Heather 1088, Black 1099, 2016 Sunny Yellow, Corn Yellow 2024, Vanilla 2102, Light Yellow 2112, Yellow 2127, Tapenade 2153, Orange 2337, 2523 Natural Tweed, Burnt Sugar 2543, Golden Brown 2564, Beige Heather 2650, Burnt Sand 2734, Beige 3021, Cafe Latte 3040, Acorn 3161, Rust 3355, Gray Fog 3502, Nude 3522, Dusty Plum Rose 3553, 3800 Bristol black, Spicy Orange 3819, Pearl Gray 3820, 4008 Poppy, Light Sienna 4025, Peach Flower 4033, Marsala 4034, Deep Wine Red 4054, Red 4219, Deep Red 4236, Warm Pink 4324, Plum 4360, Cerise 4517, 4600 Jazzy Pink, Powder Pink 4602, Pink Ruby 4625, Bubblegum Pink 4626, 4628 Magenta, Dusty Lilac 4631, 4632 Rose Lavender, 4672 Blackberry juice, 4813 Pink Lilac, Purple 5043, 5224 Light Lilac, Dark Purple 5229, 5535 Blue Iris, Marine Blue 5575, Cobalt 5836, Light Blue 6003, 6032 Blue Hortensia, Dk Sky Blue 6042, 6044 Regatta Blue, Jolly Blue 6046, Ink Blue 6060, 6064 Blueberry, Midnight 6070, Light Blue Gray 6220, 6315 Turquoise, Petrol Blue 6563, Petrol Green 6765, Aqua Marine 7020, 7213 Blue Turquoise, Light Seabreeze 7231, 7281 Deep Petrol, 7821 Deep Petrol, Spring Green 8026, 8062 Green myrtle, Jelly Bean Green 8236, Green 8264, Green 8532, Deep Forest Green 8581, Olivegreen 9062, Moss Green 9554, Dark Green 9575, Leaf Green 9645, Lt Chinos Green 9822, 9825 Sunny Lime

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